Bankruptcy, eviction, scandal and sports: These are the stories that were most popular this year. Click the headlines to catch up on any news you missed.
1. Fro-yo shop gives the cold shoulder
Pennsylvania-based Yapple Yogurt got a frosty reception when it made its Carytown debut.
2. How Eagle took flight
Call it luck. Call it timing. Call it genius. But by navigating mostly against the current, Bryan Kornblau and Bud Ohly created a deep-pocketed mini-empire hungry for risky real estate at rock-bottom prices.
3. Cash mob hits Richmond
By starting Richmond’s first “cash mob,” Chesterfield day care owner Rainey Niklawski hoped to steer thousands of dollars in sales to local businesses.
4. Emilio’s evicted from Short Pump location
The restaurant, which has two other area locations, had made an online plea for support just a week before the closure.
5. Hooters owner files for bankruptcy
Cornett Hospitality, which owns a dozen Hooters and Topeka’s Steakhouse locations in the Richmond area, listed 287 creditors in its Chapter 11 filing.
6. Whole Foods considers second local location
The high-end grocery chain’s tour of a Broad Street property was enough to get residents salivating.
7. A price cut fit for a king
The asking price on a gargantuan home known around town as the “the castle in Goochland” was cut almost in half.
8. Bobby Ukrop resigns from UR board
When one of University of Richmond’s largest donors and the former head of a local grocery chain stepped down from the school’s board of trustees, BizSense broke the story.
9. The colors all schools share: Red and black
College sports are a $300 million a year business in Virginia. BizSense analyzed three public schools as they looked to improve their performance on the field and court, often spending more and more to do so.
10. Bean there, done that
The landlord of a popular Fan restaurant was looking to spruce the place up and make way for a new tenant. His plans quickly changed.